The Smoking Section writes open letter to Donald Glover

Dear Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover,

Anyone that knows me is aware I’m a huge fan of your music and comedy and have been ever since you freaked out at the end of the third episode of Community. I thought your Mystery Team movie was a riot just like your stand-up. And, as far as Camp goes, it still stands as one of my favorite projects from 2011, filled with music that was honest, brilliantly written and raw. In an Internet full of people that have made fun of you and your work, I’ve stood tall as a fan and supporter.

Which makes it even more disappointing to have to deal with this issue. About a minute into “Eat Your Vegetables,” I had to cut the track off.

“I die for my hood, Trayvooooooon”

What in the f**k? Did you really just use a dead teenager as a f**king punchline? I’ve listened to lots of rap and I understand that it pushes all kinds of boundaries. In fact, I can’t remember a time I’ve been downright upset or offended by a rap lyric. But you thought it was cute to use a punchline about a kid that was shot in cold blood like it was another of your endless d**k jokes. That’s disgusting, dude. And cheap. And it wasn’t even clever. That wack a$$ line can go sit in the corner next to Touré. And you’re a comedian, too, so you should know what’s funny and not.

Does everyone at Community have diarrhea of the mouth?Collapse )


I honestly don't know what's happening with him right now. I love Childish Gambino/Donald Glover but when I heard this song I was so disappointed. It sounds nothing like him. It sounds like he's trying really hard with the nickname, the sound, and the cornrows he was rocking for a while. Is he okay? This and the whole Dan Harmon/Chevy Chase thing has me wondering what the hell is going on with the folks Community.

If you want to hear the song go to his tumblr.

Also we can stop sharing the community tag with Joel, please?